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Cyndi Lauper’s son arrested: Declyn ‘Dex’ Lauper, 26, taken in by police on gun possession charge in NYC after man found shot in leg

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  • Son of 80s icon was NOT charged in connection with the shooting 
  • Dex also charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance 
  • Cyndi Lauper’s hits include Girls Just Want To Have Fun, Time After Time and True Colors 

Declyn ‘Dex’ Lauper, the son of iconic 1980s pop star Cyndi Lauper, was arrested in connection with criminal possession of a weapon and drugs in New York City Wednesday.

Dex, 26, was taken into custody after a shooting occurred in Harlem around 7:15 p.m. in the area near 135 W. 112th St., police told the New York Post, after a 24-year-old man was found shot in his leg near an apartment building.

Authorities took Dex into custody as they were investigating the shooting of the man, who was subsequently taken to Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.

Dex as of Thursday evening had been slated for an arraignment at Manhattan Criminal Court, according to the outlet.  

Dailymail.com has reached out to Cyndi Lauper’s reps for further comment on the story. 

Declyn 'Dex' Lauper, 26, the son of iconic singer Cyndi Lauper, 70, was arrested in connection with criminal possession of a weapon and drugs in New York City Wednesday. Pictured in NYC in 2016. He and his famed mother were pictured at an event in NYC last June

Declyn ‘Dex’ Lauper, 26, the son of iconic singer Cyndi Lauper, 70, was arrested in connection with criminal possession of a weapon and drugs in New York City Wednesday. Pictured in NYC in 2016. He and his famed mother were pictured at an event in NYC last June 

Dex was taken into custody after a shooting occurred in Harlem around 7:15 p.m. in the area near 135 W. 112th St., police told the New York Post. Pictured in NYC last June

Dex was taken into custody after a shooting occurred in Harlem around 7:15 p.m. in the area near 135 W. 112th St., police told the New York Post. Pictured in NYC last June 

It was not immediately clear if Dex’s arrest had any link to the shooting, officials told the outlet.

The gun Dex had in his possession at the time of his arrest was loaded, ABC7 reported Thursday evening. 

Dex, whose father is Lauper’s husband, actor David Thornton, has found himself in hot water with authorities before.

Dex agreed to a plea deal after he was arrested after being in possession of a stolen 2014 Mercedes Benz while at a July 14, 2022 memorial service for an aspiring rapper named Ethan Reyes, who had been fatally stabbed days before.

Dex had been arrested as he sat in the idling vehicle double parked at the cross-section of 140th Street and Broadway, the Post reported after reviewing court docs in the case.

Prosecutors in the case said that Dex told police officers when he was questioned about the vehicle: ‘You probably know who I am.’ 

Dex entered a guilty plea to disorderly conduct in connection with the incident.

As conditional to his plea deal, Dex was ordered by Manhattan Criminal Court to avoid any further trouble for a year’s time; and perform a community service that stretched five days. He faced up to a year in custody if convicted, according to the outlet.

Dex and his famed mother were pictured with one another at the MTV VMAs in NYC in 2021

Dex and his famed mother were pictured with one another at the MTV VMAs in NYC in 2021 

Dex has found himself in hot water with authorities before. Pictured in October of 2022

Dex has found himself in hot water with authorities before. Pictured in October of 2022 

Dex was arrested in July of 2022 in connection with possession of a stolen Mercedes. Pictured in court in NYC in 2022

Dex was arrested in July of 2022 in connection with possession of a stolen Mercedes. Pictured in court in NYC in 2022 

Following the October 2022 court hearing, Dex was seen smoking marijuana (which is legal in New York City) with friends as he boarded a SUV parked outside of the courthouse

Following the October 2022 court hearing, Dex was seen smoking marijuana (which is legal in New York City) with friends as he boarded a SUV parked outside of the courthouse 

In an Instagram Stories post that day, Dex posted an image of a smoke-filled vehicle with the caption, 'Court'

In an Instagram Stories post that day, Dex posted an image of a smoke-filled vehicle with the caption, ‘Court’ 

At the court hearing that October, Dex said that he and his famed mother had been collaborating on musical material.

‘Me and my mother have a couple of songs that we recorded,’ he told the paper at the time, adding that the end of the prior case was ‘definitely a blessing’ for him.

Following the October 2022 court hearing, Dex was seen smoking marijuana (which is legal in New York City) with friends as he boarded a SUV parked outside of the courthouse. In an Instagram Stories post that day, Dex posted an image of a smoke-filled vehicle with the caption, ‘Court.’ 

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